GIBSON BRANDS In Process Of Refinancing Of Company's Bonds

Gibson Brands, Inc. has announced that it has met all current obligations to the bondholders, is in the process of arranging a new credit facility to replace the bonds, and fully expects the bonds to be refinanced in the ordinary course of business. Gibson chairman and CEO Henry Juszkiewicz said, “These bonds expire as all fixed income instruments do at the end of their term.” He noted that, as previously disclosed, the company has been working with Jefferies investment bank in a process to manage the refinancing process. “While the musical instrument and pro audio segments have been profitable and … Continue reading

COHEED AND CAMBRIA And TAKING BACK SUNDAY Announce U.S. Summer Co-Headline Tour

American rock bands COHEED AND CAMBRIA and TAKING BACK SUNDAY today announced their upcoming summer co-headlining amphitheater tour. The 28-city U.S. outing, produced by Live Nation, will begin on Friday, July 6 in Miami, Florida and make stops in Atlanta, Nashville, Boston, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Chicago, Cleveland, Austin, Denver, Las Vegas, and more. The summer journey will culminate at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday, August 12. Northern California act THE STORY SO FAR will be the opener on all dates. Tickets for the tour will go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, February 23 at 10 … Continue reading

Video Premiere: PRIMORDIAL's 'To Hell Or The Hangman'

“To Hell Or The Hangman”, the new video from Irish pagan metallers PRIMORDIAL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band’s upcoming album, “Exile Amongst The Ruins”, which will be released on March 30 through Metal Blade Records. The band teamed with producer Ola Ersfjord, who worked on PRIMORDIAL‘s 2016 live album, “Gods To The Godless”. The record was tracked at Dublin’s Camelot Studios, located adjacent to PRIMORDIAL‘s rehearsal room. Once again building upon their signature sound, the follow-up to 2014’s “Where Greater Men Have Fallen” is a more raw, “old-school sounding” record than its predecessor. Hitting … Continue reading

ROTTEN SOUND To Release 'Suffer To Abuse' EP In April

Finnish grindcore act ROTTEN SOUND will release its new EP, “Suffer To Abuse” (not to be confused with the band’s previous album, “Abuse To Suffer”), on April 13 via Season Of Mist. A track from the EP, “Harvester Of Boredom”, can be streamed below. Vocalist Keijo Niinimaa comments: “Our new track ‘Harvester of Boredom’ is the first song created for this release. Sami‘s riffs and the lyrics are about a drug-related harvesting in not-so-good conditions. “This has nothing to do with METALLICA — except for the nodding tribute in the title — just in case someone mistakenly thought that we … Continue reading

GUS G. To Release 'Fearless' Solo Album In April

Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne‘s guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, will release his new solo album, “Fearless”, on April 20 via AFM Records. The follow-up to 2015’s “Brand New Revolution” marks his first release since exiting Osbourne‘s band in 2017. On “Fearless”, Gus joins forces with vocalist/bassist Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69, UNISONIC) and drummer Will Hunt (EVANESCENCE). “Dennis and I have collaborated very closely for a number years; he produced the current FIREWIND album, ‘Immortals’, among other things,” Gus described his relationship … Continue reading

ZAKK WYLDE On Lack Of Rock Music At Awards Shows: 'Rock And Roll Was Never Invited To That Party, Ever'

In a brand new interview with Songfacts, Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE) was asked if he thinks guitar-based music will make its return to the top of the charts and music awards shows in the not-too-distant future. He said: “Even when [BLACK] SABBATH and [LED] ZEPPELIN were ruling the world, pop music was still dominating everything then. I think if you looked at the Grammys back in 1974 or ’73 when ZEPPELIN and SABBATH were just crushing everything, nobody even mentioned them, even though they were setting attendance records. LED ZEPPELIN was doing stadiums, a bigger attendance record … Continue reading

Listen To New STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Song 'The Art Of Letting Go'

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS have released “The Art Of Letting Go”, the third single from their new, self-titled album, due out March 18. Like “Meadow” and “Roll Me Under”, which arrived in November and January, respectively, the new track features the vocals of one-time “The X Factor” contestant Jeff Gutt, who made his live debut as STONE TEMPLE PILOTS‘ new vocalist during a SiriusXM special event at the Troubadour nightclub in Los Angeles. Despite being one of the best-selling bands of the 1990s with platinum records and a Grammy to its credit, guitarist Dean DeLeo says: “We are thrilled about what … Continue reading

COREY TAYLOR: 'Without OZZY OSBOURNE, There'd Be No Me'

Corey Taylor says that he is “stoked” about STONE SOUR landing the support slot on Ozzy Osbourne‘s final tour. “No More Tours 2”, a reference to Ozzy‘s 1992 “No More Tours” trek, kicks off August 30 in Allentown, Pennsylvania and concludes October 13 in Las Vegas, Nevada, with a Thursday, October 11 stop at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Speaking to Cincinnati, Ohio’s 96 Rock radio station earlier today (Tuesday, February 20), the STONE SOUR vocalist stated about the prospect of sharing the stage with Osbourne (hear audio below): “We’re so stoked. ‘Cause we’ve been kind of sitting on … Continue reading

HALESTORM And IN THIS MOMENT Announce North American Co-Headlining Tour; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Available

Atlantic recording group HALESTORM have announced details of a milestone North American tour showcasing all female-fronted hard rock outfits. The dates — co-headlined by Roadrunner recording group IN THIS MOMENT — begins April 30 in Houston, Texas and then travels through mid-May. Support throughout the trek comes from special guests NEW YEARS DAY and STITCHED UP HEART. The tour will include stops at a number of upcoming festivals and state fairs, including Jacksonville, Florida’s Welcome To Rockville (April 27); Fort Lauderdale, Florida’s Fort Rock (April 28); and Charlotte, North Carolina’s Carolina Rebellion (May 5). “We’ve been wanting to put together … Continue reading

Former EUROPE Guitarist KEE MARCELLO Releases 'Fix Me' Video

“Fix Me”, the new video from Kee Marcello, can be seen below. The track is taken from his latest studio album, “Scaling Up”, which was released in October 2016 via Frontiers Music Srl. With “Scaling Up”, the former EUROPE guitarist is using his past as a springboard to take a giant leap into the future. With the new music firmly grounded in the songwriting tradition that made him a multi-platinum rock star in the first place, Kee explores the boundaries of melodic hard rock with a contemporary performance that nods to his past and employs sizzling production. This is an … Continue reading